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  • Burundi to receive 15,000 repatriated refugees from Tanzania:

    BURUNDI, 2017/09/05 Burundi is to receive over 15,000 refugees from Tanzania this week as part of the ongoing repatriation of Burundian refugees who had fled the country's 2015 crisis, a senior government official said Monday. A tripartite conference held on Aug. 31 in Tanzania, which brought together representatives from Burundi, Tanzania and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) decided that the initial batch of Burundian refugees from Tanzania should arrive in Burundi on Thursday this week, said Terence Ntahiraja, the assistant to the Burundian home affairs and civic education minister.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Tanzania: TWA Launches Portal for Girls' Economic Growth

    TANZANIA, 2017/08/13 THE Tanzania Women of Succcess (TWA) yesterday launched an online portal and mobile app, 'twaa,' designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa. Speaking at the launch, TWA President and Founder Ms Irene Kiwia said that the one-onone mentorship and knowledge sharing would facilitate the (economic) increase of girls by enhancing their skills, empowering them to perform to their highest capabilities to realise their full potential.
  • Tanzania: Prisons' Leather Factory to Produce 400 Pairs of Shoes Per Day By 2018

    TANZANIA, 2017/07/16 The leather factory of the Prison's Department in Moshi town is expected to increase production from 150 pairs of shoes per day to 400 per day by the year 2018, it has been revealed at the same time as ministers toured the factory. The development comes next the Parastatal Pensions Fund (PPF) decided to inject Sh54billion to build four additional leather factories in the district.
  • ‘After getting pregnant, you are done’: no more school for Tanzania's mums-to-be

    TANZANIA, 2017/07/02 Furious campaigners say President John Magufuli is out of touch with public opinion next he endorses law allowing national schools to expel young mothers A coalition of human rights groups has condemned as unconstitutional the Tanzanian president’s comments that pregnant girls should be banned from school. President John Magufuli was widely criticised by campaigners next he told a rally last week: “As long as I am president … no pregnant student will be allowed to return to school … Next getting pregnant, you are done.”
  • Tanzania turns 55: Happy Independence Day to our Tanzanian brothers and sisters

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  • Tanzania’s first anti-corruption court handles first case

    TANZANIA, 2016/11/06 Tanzania’s highly anticipated Economic, Corruption and Organized Crime Court heard its initial case on Thursday reports The Citizen. The anti-corruption court was created in July this year next President John Magufuli assented to a bill passed by the parliament to establish the appropriate court.
  • Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania: Same Results, Different Reactions

    ABIDJAN, 2015/10/31 Two of the world’s fastest-growing economies — Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania — held presidential elections this week. Both nations have re-elected the governing party but the difference between their two experiences was as far apart as the nations themselves. In Cote d’Ivoire, incumbent president Alassane Ouattara has won a second five-year term by a landslide. It is notable that the election is the country’s initial peaceful presidential election in additional than two decades but Ouattara’s re-election was not a amaze. Under his leadership, the country “has made a remarkable economic recovery since the end of the post-electoral crisis in 2011” and has enjoyed an average annual GDP increase of over 8 %.
  • Tanzania: EU Long-Term Election Observers Arrive

    TANZANIA, 2015/09/26 THIRTY-FOUR long-term observers from the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) have arrived in Dar es Salaam for the General Elections scheduled for October 25. They join the EU EOM's Core Team of election analysts who arrived in Tanzania on September 11. The EU EOM to Tanzania is led by Judith Sargentini, a Member of the European Parliament from the Netherlands. Following a two-day briefing in Dar es Salaam on all aspects of the electoral process, the Long-Term Observers will be deployed in teams of two across Tanzania. Their task over the next six weeks is to observe election preparations, inclunding the election campaign and the work of the election government.
  • Tanzania - Urgent efforts underway as seven Burundians die in diarrhoea outbreak in refugee camp

    BURUNDI, 2015/05/19 The UN refugee agency is taking urgent measures, in collaboration with authorities in Tanzania, to contain the spread of a severe watery diarrhoea outbreak part newly arrived Burundian refugees in Tanzania, as seven people have been reported dead since Wednesday. Two specimens have preliminary been diagnosed as cholera, but we are awaiting official confirmation from a reference laboratory. An extra 77 Burundians in Nyarugusu – in the western province of Kigoma – are being treated for severe watery diarrhoea. Some 300 people are being treated for watery diarrhoea at Kagunga – near the Tanzanian border – and at the Stadium in Kigoma.